Dead & Buried is
one of those horror films that was overlooked for a long time and I
never understood why. It had plenty of great death scenes, a fun plot,
a town full of zombies, and some recognizable faces including a young
Robert Englund before he became for his role as Freddy in the Elm
Street films. Fortunately, the movie was finally given a proper
"Limited Edition" uncut DVD release recently, and I couldn't be
happier about it.
Meet George LeMoyne.
Also known as Freddie the photographer (played by Christopher Allport).
You might recognize him as "Sam" from both of the
Jack Frost killer snowman movies. Well he's having just a
dandy ol' time on the beach of Potter's Bluff, taking photos of
seashells and other things that have washed ashore when all of a
Hubba hubba... some
blonde who's far from camera shy introduces herself to him. Rather
than go by their real names, he calls her Lisa and she calls him
Freddie. Guess it's their own weird little game of foreplay or
something. So he starts taking photos of her and she eventually asks
him for some sex on the beach... and I'm not talking about the drink.
Too bad for him, a bunch of townsfolk appear from behind him and start
beating the hell out of him.
They string him up to a
post with some fishing nets, douse him with gasoline and set him
ablaze. They also take photos of him while he's burning alive. Crazy
thing about these folks, they really seem to enjoy taking photos of
their victims as they're dying. Welcome to Potter's Bluff.
Problem is, they didn't
kill poor ol' Freddie the photographer. They thought they did, sure,
but when the Sheriff finds Freddie in his car, he gets quite a
startle. Freddie starts screaming his ass off the moment they touch
Later on at the local
hospital, Sheriff Dan asks the doctor if he can talk to Freddie yet.
The doctor explains that's gonna be kinda hard since Freddie's entire
face is horribly damaged. Even his lips were burned off completely.
While the Sheriff and the doctor talk some more outside of Freddie's
room, a nurse walks in. Oh but it's not a nurse.
Freddie begins to shake
uncontrollably. And why? Because that nurse is none other than that
girl Lisa from the beach. You know, the one who set him up for a
hellish day of beatings and burnings? Yeah, real sweet girl. Well,
Lisa is glad to see that Freddie is recovering. So happy in fact that
she decides to give him a shot to help speed up his recovery.
Something tells me that Lisa needs a little more training as a nurse.
But hey, if she can't hack it in the medical field, she obviously
makes one hell of a killer. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of
the Dead & Buried on DVD. It's a real treat that no horror fan should
deprive themselves of.
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